Beginning with our first historic church directory (New England Congregational, 1989) rave reviews have appeared. The American Genealogist (Jan. 1991) said, "This is the most important work on Congregational history to appear in recent years."
The same diligence and thoroughness has followed in all of our subsequent books - often including greater textual detail, charts, maps, and other additions.
We focus on Congregational, German Reformed, Christian, Afro-Christian, German Evangelical, Congregational Christian, Evangelical and Reformed, and United Church of Christ congregations.
Richard Taylor is a noted church historian and an award-winning author of publications that focus on these traditions. Our publications also explore additional and related religious groups.
Since 1989 we have specialized in the production and publication of historical directories of American Churches. Each book includes an overview of the historical events that influenced the development of the local churches and a listing of the local history data of hundreds of particular congregations.
"Taylor's histories are worth buying for the introductions alone.", Bulletin of the Congregational Library (Fall, 2012.)
Beyond the core denominations, various books illuminate the histories of Evangelical Protestant, Congregational Methodist, Hungarian Reformed, and other church groups. The Congregational books include all Unitarian churches formed by 1850 and much information on Presbyterian and Plan of Union churches as well, in some states all regular Presbyterian churches before 1838.
Our books offer
Valuable religious histories.
County by County research tools for local history and demographics
Reference tools for genealogists, students of ethnic history, and historians of local congregations.
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Reference Books on American Church History